OK fellow travel junkies . . . I'm not going to bore you by filling
this section with a phone book full of tour operators because that's
what it would take in Cancun. Instead, I'm going to give you the
straight poop and the inside scoop. Most people that come to Cancun
want to make the best use of what little time they have. So we are
just going to talk about what's hot on the list of things to see
and do in Cancun. If you want to see a complete list of available
activities, Cancun Discounts has a huge selection of Cancun
tours and excursions to choose from, with excellent prices.
Now, all the visitors of Cancun can have the best experience of
natural interaction with dolphins, an encounter based in respect
and admiration for these incredible marine animals. Delphinus
Dreams Cancun is located in the heart of the hotel area, know as Punta Cancun,
inside the Hotel Dreams Cancun. Our special program allows you to
spend quality time with dolphins. You'll be able caress them, to
be real close to see them jump, play and have fun with you. Also
live the highest point of this adventure with the Foot push activity,
where you will be gliding thru water, as you are being pushed by
a dolphin, so you can feel just like one of them. Swim
with dolphins at Delphinus in a harmony, love and secure environment for you and
the dolphins...the best option for the dolphin lovers. www.delphinusworld.com
The beach . . . time soaking up the rays on white
sand beaches with crystal clear turquoise blue water is on everyone's
list. But let me suggest that you play a variation on that theme
while in Cancun. After all, most people are only in Cancun from 3
to 7 days . . .
Just want to hit a beach other than the one in front of your hotel?
Take the ferry to Isla Mujeres and as you get off the ferry, go left
. . . just keep walking until you hit the best beach on the north
end of the island :)
So you are planning to hit the beach in the morning and do some
shopping when it starts getting hot? Ask your hotel where the shuttle
is to Playa del Carmen . . . take the 45 minute trip down the coast
and soak up some rays, jump in the Caribbean to cool down, and stroll
down 5th Avenue. You will find some very unique shops in a place
with more flavor than Cancun's malls. Have lunch at a European style
cafe and head back to Cancun . . . nap for an hour and get ready
to burn up the night.
You say you like ruins? Well, you could check out the ruins del
Rey in Cancun's hotel zone . . . but they are really among the least
impressive piles of rock in Mexico. So jump on one of those shuttles
(or a bus), go an hour and a half down the coast and visit the picturesque
ruins of Tulum.
Hit the beach while you are at the ruins . . . then you can either
have some lunch and do the nearby Grand Cenote (taxi ride from the
ruins is fastest) or the Coba ruins
before returning to Cancun, or just head back up the road.
So you like ruins . . . but you want to spend your time shopping
instead or the beach today? Perfect. . . . this is the day you want
to take a 2 hour trip to Chichen Itza. Now, buy your gifts and souvenirs
directly from the artisans who make them while at the ruins. It's
not because it is just an alternate shopping location . . . its because
you can get items for half as much (or twice as good) as what you
would get in Cancun (and the selection includes things you would
be hard pressed to find in Cancun). Not only are the ruins worth
the time to get there and back, but the money you will save there
could pay for the excursion!
Ruinas del Rey: If you are visiting Delfines beach, or you
have no time to visit any "real" ruins . . . then, I suppose you
may want to stop by this unimpressive little site. Located at Km
17, but not at all representative of the spectacular ruins in the
Parque Nizuc : Km 25. Wet & Wild Cancun . .
Snorkeling / Scuba Diving : If snorkeling is your
gig, any of the local dive shops in the hotel zone will take you
to the best spots around Cancun. Though there are a few decent dive
spots in Cancun . . . if Scuba is your gig, you are just too frackin
close to Cozumel and
some of the best dive spots in the world not to go. So jump on a shuttle
or bus and go 45 minutes south to Playa del Carmen . . . then jump
on the ferry and you should be on the island in another half an hour
or so. Don't worry about finding a dive operator there . . . 30%
of Cozumel's visitors are there to dive, so operators are everywhere
Xel-Ha : 122 km. south of Cancun is a water theme
park with a jungle setting. It's really nice, but you will need to
google the place to check their current prices.
Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve: If you are a nature lover,
this is on the south side of Tulum, so you will want to plan a couple
of hours to get there.
These are really the places you should think about if you have limited
time. That's not to say that there aren't booze cruises, tennis courts,
golfing, deep sea fishing, and a host of other things to see and
do . . . its just that those things are all easy to find. Just ask
the front desk at your hotel for what's close to you.